Group Leader, Planning + Programs
Alta Planning + Design is seeking a Group Leader for our expanding Planning team in our downtown Los Angeles office. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced planning professional to take a leadership role working on high-profile active transportation projects in the dynamic LA region. Our current projects include bicycle, pedestrian and active transportation plans, complete streets studies, Safe Routes to School programs, tactical urbanism and demonstration projects, and education/safety campaigns for local and regional government clients throughout Southern California.
You’ll guide and mentor our team of talented planners, helping them grow as professionals, helping them meet our clients’ needs, and helping them collaborate with our design and engineering team to take projects from vision to implementation. You’ll manage some of our most high-profile projects, direct our planning practice, and lead marketing activities throughout the region. You’ll solidify Alta’s reputation as a trusted advisor and expert, and contribute to the continued growth and success of our outstanding Los Angeles office.
We’re seeking an experienced professional who is considered an expert in active transportation, has strong people and project management skills, and is looking for the next challenge in their career. As a Principal/Senior Associate Planner you have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field, but are likely to have a Master’s degree in Urban Planning. You’ve worked for at least 10 years in a consulting environment or public entity, have five or more years working as a Project Manager and have at least that much experience managing staff.
Alta Planning + Design offers competitive salaries, great benefits including wellness and bike benefits, flexible work schedules, five year travel award, advancement opportunities and welcoming – and fun – work environments for our employees. Alta employees “walk the talk” and are passionate about creating livable and healthy communities.